The Advait Chandan directorial released in theatres on August 11.
Last Updated: 02.30 AM, Aug 16, 2022
Laal Singh Chaddha seems to be going through a turbulent time at present. After being bombarded with calls for a boycott even before its release, the film is witnessing a lacklustre run at the box office. Time and again Aamir Khan has spoken out about how the film was a labour of love for him, and the struggles he had to go through to getting it made. And it seems that the actor was so passionate to bring the film to screens that he did not even take any fees for doing it.
According to a report in TOI, Aamir reportedly has not charged any fees for his films for the past couple of years and Laal Singh Chaddha was no different. So, any losses that the film goes through would be shouldered by Aamir without affecting most of the other partners in the film. The report also stated that the costs to produce the film were borne by the studios and production houses. A source told the portal that the film is expected to ‘break even’ from its non theatrical earnings.
The report also set the record straight regarding the rumours that a few distributors demanded to be compensated for their losses after the film’s poor box office performance. The makers told the portal that the speculations were baseless, and a statement about the film running into loss could not be made as it was still continuing its theatrical run at the moment.
Over the course of its first weekend, the film had garnered just over Rs 37 crores in box office earnings. On its opening day the film had minted Rs 11.50 crores.
Laal Singh Chaddha, directed by Advait Chandan, is now playing in theatres. In addition to Aamir, the film also features Kareena Kapoor Khan, Naga Chaitanya and Mona Singh in pivotal roles.